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disappeared from the united states, and we conquered smallpox in the americas in 1971 and worldwide in 1977, sort of lent us confidence that really, there wasn't much that we couldn't do. as a result, the center began to diversify, to broaden its focus. and so we expanded into chronic disease areas. the national institute for occupational safety and health was incorporated into cdc in the early 1970s. much more recently, we've gotten into areas surrounding injury control and prevention. and of course we realized in the last few years that the infectious disease agenda is not over. certainly it's not in the developing world where it still causes a very heavy burden. apart from what aids is doing as probably the most egregious example that we've seen in our lifetimes, having surpassed malaria as the largest killer of people in africa, is tuberculosis, for which we've had good drugs, haven't used them wisely or enough in years past to reduce some of the problems that we're seeing today. and that's getting more and more serious now with multiply resistant strains of tuberculosis. tuberculosis i
at this in terms of the united states, because as i've said several times, if you want to understand civil religion, just get a tent, and park yourself in the paper plate and the napkin section of k-mart or wal-mart, and as the year goes by, watch the colors change. you've got your valentine's day with the reds and whites, and then we've got st. patty's day, and then i don't know how bunnies and easter eggs and - well, i kind of do - but you've got your yellow and your purple for easter and then we move through memorial day. and fourth of july, memorial day, these are classic civil religious holidays, and if you'll go back and think about our functions of myth - answer profound life questions about meaning, reverence for the past, hope for the future, guide behavior, worshiping of heroes and heroines - all the functions of myth that we see in a religious context are there in a culture to do exactly the same thing: to bind people together as a group, just as it does in religion, where we see it out in the culture, and it's fun to see how that works. it's very - it's difficult because the leaders, th
sensibility, that we are border people, that we live in the space between both the united states and mexico, that we are of neither and of both, and that we are, particularly, a people who...have a political point of view. and this is essentially the bones of the work. this will be like the bones -- what will hold the whole piece together so that not any part of the image will fly to a place. not an arm, not a leg, not a form, not a mountain, not a rock, will be placed haphazardly. it will be placed with intention. it will be placed in a musical rhythm, one form to the other. increasingly, more people are understanding that the creative act is one that begins at the very point of research or thinking -- that that is the beginning of the art. and as you look at our site over here, you can see that there's a couple of major ways that people will see the piece. people coming right in this door will walk through this part of the room, and come into the center of the room, and they'll have a direct view of the overall wall. the difference between the way i work and the way artists have worked hi
and political leader imran khan said the drone strikes are fostering hatred of the united states. >> these drone attacks are a violation of international law. these drone attacks are a violation of the human rights of the pakistani people. do we all condemn them? we want to send a message to america, the more drone attacks to carry out, the more the people will grow to hate you and raise their arms against you. our tribal people will not be scared off with drone attacks. >> more than 30 u.s. citizens with the group codepink traveled to pakistan to take part in the march and meet with drone strike victims. >> the illegal, immoral, a brutal attacks on the innocent people of waziristan and the fatah region must in now. these are illegal drone strikes carried out by cia. cia is a civilian organization using military equipment rid this is a war crime. >> they are illegal. they are against international law. they invade the sovereignty of pakistan and they are not productive. >> an u.s. protest held in solidarity with the march in pakistan, 10 people were arrested on friday at the hancock field air na
mcveigh, you can find that in the unabomber's writing, this becomes the united states government. and i don't think anybody would have any fault with that one, would they now? no, we can actually see the seven-headed dragon: one head being the atf, the fbi, the justice department, you know, the irs. yeah, that's right up there; that's the antichrist. this is the way it's going- the government, it becomes the antichrist. armageddon, then, is not a plain in israel- you know, koresh literally took it to texas- but it's right here. the united states is armageddon; this is where the mother of all battles is going to take place. babylon, the whore, the harlot of babylon in revelation- if you haven't looked at the book, you kind of have to go back and look at some of these images- but that's corrupt, materialistic, secular humanism, multiculturalism, globalism, the whole mishmash that says everybody belongs. uh - uh. only good christians in that interpretation, but people who believe in the american way belong. you know, you get that feeling in militia groups. the messiah doesn't tend to be a
as an example of jefferson's taste. but his contemporaries believed that the united states should first develop in a practic direction. benjamin franklin claimed, for example, thatthe invention of a machine is of more importance than a masterpiece by raphael." john adams said, "the age of painting and sculpture has not arrived in this country, and i hope it will not arrive soon. i would not give a sixpence for a picture of raphael." nevertheless, admiration for the artist became so great th copies of his works grew in number, especially of the madonna of the chair. merchants and landowners placed these copies in rooms filled with family portraits and memorabilia. unlike jefferson's monticello, the copy after raphael might now be the only art relating to an old master in the room. the attitude toward raphael changed during the 19th century. through prints and the new medium of photography, copies of his sistine madonna and other works proliferated. once mass-produced, they were no longer a mark of taste and distinction but symbolized their owner's moral as well as artistic values. eventually, ra
's actually carrying. we usually measure this as a volume per unit time. the united states commonly says cubic feet per second. most of the world uses cubic meters per second moving down the channel. discharge increases from the head of the stream to the stream mouth as the drainage basin increases. there's simply a larger area to contribute discharge, to contribute flow to the streams. the primary way that a river functions geologically is to transport not just water, but sediment, down slope and toward the oceans. the faster a river flows, the more efficient this process becomes, so geologists are acutely interested in flow velocity. when the flow velocity of a stream is relatively high, the energy of the moving water is converted into processes that lift chunks of bedrock or sedimentary particles from the bottom and carry them downstream. this is known as erosion. there are three different erosional processes that operate in rivers. the first is hydraulic action. the turbulence of a rapidly flowing stream applies vertical forces that lift sedimentary grains off of the bottom. the flowing cu
states. singapore is very dependent on american markets. most of its exports go to the united states. in fact,ll of asia is very dependent on the u.s. there are also a lot ofmerican semiconductor electronics companies in southeastsia, and they all use singapore as sort of their export platform toring their products back aftto bring it backoughmbled singapore the uted states. narrator: this re-exporting of products makes singapore very dependent on its hinterlands. poon: more than a hundred percent of its income is derived from expos alone. muchwhich means to sayare ally re-ebasically singapore acts as an entrepôt port; it behaves like ainrmediaryoint between the hinterland and the rest of the world. it collects products from malaysia, from indonesia, d thent distributes to the markets in the world. narrator: new ships arrive every few minutes. computer systems coordinate their movements, assign berths and allocate the equipment needed to unload. singtheiskil are needes to runm asthat relies on sophisticated the information technologyload. to keep track of the mountains of freight.
products. it is responsible for about 30% of all cancer deaths in the united states. in fact, 87% of lung cancer cases are smoking-related. well, i think most people know-- and if they don't, they should-- that smoking has got to be the worst thing that anybody could be doing, and it comparatively is the... you know, i think the one environmental exposure that is the strongest, the most associated with morbidity and mortality, and it's terrible. nothing comes close to it in, you know, terms of impact on the population. there are over 4,000 chemical compounds present in the gases and particles that make up cigarette smoke. some are poisonous; some irritate the lungs; some cause cancer. when nicotine enters the body, it increases the heart rate and narrows the blood vessels. blood pressure rises. smoking very much predisposes people to develop lung cancer. not everyone who smokes will develop it, but it is a known cause of lung cancer. men in the united states began to smoke heavily in the early 1900s. women began after the second world war in the 1940s, and what we have seen happen with lu
's a critique, and we all know one problem with, you know, speaking about islam in the united states is that we've had political tensions, cultural tensions for, you know, many years now with the oil producing states, the arab states, where- actually, the arabs are a minority in islam; you know, the greatest population is indonesia and it's really very global. but some of the difficulty to speak about beauty in islam is that the media, of course, has raked islam, you know, over the coals in the quest of various political agendas that, you know, this nation and industrial oil- needing nations have put down on them. and that tension is real- i mean, there is tension. but nevertheless, this sense of totality of beauty and unity that one senses in islam is there. just one last pillar, and then i can get you, janet, so you can get our pillars out of the way here. of course, the pilgrimage to mecca- one must do that. and again, we're talking about myth and ritual and experience, doctrine, ethics, social dimension- all of them come together in that area, because mohammed- in fact, there's this wonderf
, and it's the equivalent of cities like pittsburgh or cleveland, say, 20 years ago in the united states. in fact, the northeast, we could argue, has been receiving huge subsidies from the central state all these years and has mismanaged those subsidies. so they had it coming to them, just as in a sense, one could argue, the u.s. automobile industry in the 1970s had gotten too fat and too lazy. and that's really what's going on here. they were not efficient and could not compete, and as the global economy changed and then indeed as the domestic economy, once it began to be open, began to change, what's going on in this part of china is anachronistic. but because of its rather privileged position within the domestic economy and the fact that it employed so many people, it's a very, very difficult thing to turn around without far-reaching social as well as political consequences. narrator: the situation came to a head in 1998. chinese premier zhu rongji announced that large and medium state-owned enterprises had three years to become modern profitable corporations. pannell: so, how do they
to be in the united states infantry! soldier! you're no soldier! you're just a big, dumb, stupid selfish, fat-headed sergeant! and if it takes me 20 years, i'll see that you're shot for killin' a prisoner of war. understand? sew him up! give him blood! are you kiddin'? blew a hole in him as big as a tunnel! i can drive a truck through it. ah! (thomas doherty) the critical reaction in "the steel helmet" was by and large confused. the film was complicated and doesn't lend itself to a simplistic sort of interpretation. the film raises many unpleasant and incongruent elements in the american character. anybody in there? (thomas doherty) if we have moral unity in the second world war, as remembered in "sands of iwo jima" in '49, we have more equivocation and disillusionment in "the steel helmet." what's your outfit, soldier? (thomas doherty) where we see the increasing disintegration of the american memory and experience of war. say, what kind of an outfit is this? u.s. infantry. where's your officer? by the time we get to "platoon" the american platoon is not fighting the enemy; they're fighting
in tokyo, i believe, per year than in the entire use of public transportation in the united states. so public transportation in tokyo is exceptional. we're talking about something like 40 million individual rides per day. narrator: japan is a mountainous country roughly the size of california. this physical geography has contributed to densely populated cities, and made japan one of the most highly urbanized countries in the world. over 80% of its population lives in urban areas. tokyo is japan's largest city. as the capital, it is the focus of most legal, pitical, and economic activities in the nation. most large corporations have their headquarters here. everything tends to concentrate in tokyo. 32 million people, or one out of every four japanese live within a 30-mile radius. while tokyo casts a large shadow, it covers only three percent of the total land mass of japan. land prices here have skyrocketed. a booming economy in the 1980s and early 1990s saw profits go into real estate speculation, contributing to a bubble of inflated values. affordable housing was in short supply. more
tay mill. in 199became the first mill in vietnam to supply rice to the united states, where this shipment is headed. other shipments goe to the middle eastates, and elsewhere in asia. daniere: it's a wonderfully located city in terms of export potential. it's ideally located to ship things in and out. narrator: vietnam has successfully transformed its rice industry by establishing clear rights of control over land, by making effective use of irrigation and by ensuring ready access to world markets. anperhaps stmportantly, it's due tthe rts of farming families like le van than's they are changing a long history of rice farming in the mekong delta. now they are not only feeding vietnam, but helping build a major sustainable export industry. vietnam has been one of the most rapidly growing countries of the last decade. we see this in t boomi urban centerf ho chi minh city. one key to this development has been vietnam's physical geography, along with a shift from collective to commercial agriculture. for now, there isno reac that vietnam's growt should not continue captioned by
-arid desert plains of the southwest united states, where rainfall averages just 2 1/2 centimeters per month, tom maddock studies this scarce resource. dr. maddock: the real problem that we have is that with increasing populations and shortages of water, we are becoming very vulnerable. in the southwest, there's a very unique vulnerability here, simply because where do we get the water if there is no water? narrator: across the country in northern florida, the quantity of water isn't an issue. rainfall averages an abundant 1 1/4 meters each year. wendy graham and her colleagues evaluate and model the impacts of industrial and agricultural land use threatening the world's largest collection of freshwater springs. dr. graham: right now, the biggest question is how far we can stress the system and not push it past the point of no return. narrator: both researchers are working towards a sustainable future to protect the water needed by our species and our planet. arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the u.s. the consequent demand on freshwater for personal, industrial, and agricultura
of choices we have in the united states would almost guarantee proper and adequate nutrition for everyone. however, that is not always the case. peter clarke: there are a lot of people in this country-- tens of millions of people in this country-- who eat enough calories per day and even grow overweight but are malnourished. they are not getting the vitamins and minerals that they need. they're not getting antioxidants that they need. they're not controlling obesity which has so many health consequences and so malnutrition is a serious epidemic problem in this country, invisible to most people. the latest research on diet and nutrition confirms that what we eat does indeed play a role in maintaining overall health and well-being. what has changed through the years is the concept of just what a healthy diet is. joanne ikeda: when i first started as a nutritionist, we told people that it didn't make a difference whether you ate white bread or whole wheat bread. now we say the exact opposite. at one time, we actually put polyunsaturated oil in a cup and gave it to patients in hospitals becau
substitutes, obesity is increasing constantly in the united states. i think it's fair to say we have an epidemic of obesity in the united states. today there are more than 100 million americans who are either overweight or obese. this is a disease and a condition which causes a whole host of important medical complications, so i think we have a very serious public health problem on our hands that we need to address as a nation. narrator: poor food choices, combined with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, are blamed for the dramatic increase in obesity over the last several decades. close to 35% of women and 31% of men over the age of 20 are now considered obese. ralph cygan: obesity is defined by excess body fat. a normal body fat for a male is somewhere in the 20% range. for a woman it's 25 to 30% range. unfortunately it's not easy to measure body fat. it's not something that could be done easily in a physician's office or at home, so over the last few decades another measure of body fat and obesity has been developed, and that's the bmi or body mass index. bmi is calculated by divi
, they encountered many, many, many types of harassment from otherwise good citizens of the united states. and moving back to nauvoo, they established one of the greatest centers in all of illinois. but the harassment didn't end. in 1844, joseph smith was martyred at the carthage jail, and for two years thereafter, the mormons were harassed by citizens of hancock county. on the frozen night, february 4th, 1846, men, women, and children- mormons had had enough- and some walking on actual ice, some going on barges, moved across this river towards their eventual home in utah. without that connection between belief and behavior, the power of doctrine, mormons may not ever have survived, and we wouldn't have this major worldview today. i'm sitting at the latter day saints visitor center in nauvoo, illinois, sitting with elder garth andrus, and he's going to give us insight into the mormon religion and the powerful presence of nauvoo for mormons in this area. elder andrus, let me start out with a simple question. where does the term mormon come from? >> well, the term mormon is a nickname, and it arrives b
the coming of western man to united states, for example? have they - is there anything in the myths that spoke to that? >> well, there's nothing- the way i was raised and brought up is we're all here together now. i hold no grudges against nobody. as far as the stories that i was taught from my grandfather and grandmother, father and mother, is no, there was never any myth of coming across here. >> sure. >> i'm interested, do you have specific rituals, i suppose, or methods - if there's a drought, if you need rain, for example - >> or less rain. >> - the other way around - >> you mean, do a rain dance? >> no. no, no, i really didn't mean a rain dance because i know that's specific to the southwest where they're more arid. but are there different ways you evoke this greater spirit to help your group? >> yes, there are a lot of different ways. from what i know is the southern people, every different way we pray for it, we're always praying for something. like today, i was really nervous to come in front of a tv camera, so i saged and i prayed, to do well here, before i came here today
for politics. the president of the united states throws out the first ball in baseball. it's where politicians come to be seen. the stairway that's on the front of the great acropolis there, not only is a method of getting up to the acropolis, but it's great bleachers. this is like a greek amphitheater or like the houston astrodome. and if you can think of them not as it is now with grass and trees but with plaster all over the stairs, painted red and full of people, the sounds of musicians and the sounds of crowds and roars the play goes back and forth across the field -- sometimes the king participating as a player, if he was particularly young and nimble, and sometimes observing from afar as his team and opponents played out the game. keach: for the ancient maya, the ball court was not just a place to spend a pleasant afternoon. it was also an arena for a deadly form of theater. captives from neighboring cities were sometimes forced to play. they of course were pre-ordained to lose and were then killed in a sacrificial ceremony. the ancient maya viewed the ball game as a metaphor for the st
in the united states? it's a pticular date. some people have it engraved in their heads and some people say, "oh, i don't need to be knowing such thing." when was the declaration of independence signed? anyone know what year? have a show of hands. i wanna see you is. show of hands. well, we got almost half the scholastic class here. it turns out to be 1776. some of us are good for remembering figures and some of us aren't. let's try something different. the temperature at the bottom of lake supeor, new year's eve, 1900, does anyone in here happen to know what the temperature at the bottom of that lake was at that time? one, two, three, four, five, six, even less people than knew when the declaration of independence was signed. and what has happened-- the temperature happened to be, gang? say again? - four degree celsius. - four degree celsius. you're right, four degrees centigrade, right. celsius, centigrade, same, same gang. that's right, right on. does anyone happen to know what the temperature at the bottom of lake tahoe? that's over a half kilometer deep. lake superior is almost half a kilom
by using language she can understand. on the other hand, it is also true that the united states is an english-speaking country, and to get along in our society, children must be able to speak english and speak it well. but speaking english doesn't mean you have to give up speaking the other language. in today's world, speaking more than one language is an asset, and bilingual people are in demand and command good salaries, so it makes good sense to preserve this skill. boy: go to store. teacher: oh, you're telling me about the money that you might put in a little, teeny hole to get something special at the grocery store. yeah. yeah. some food. some food. and some... i don't know english. and that's english. you're talking in english. you know how to talk in hungarian, don't you? yeah. yeah. can you say hi in hungarian? oh, you're going to say hi, wave your and hi. that says hi in hungarian or in english. even when we are not multilingual and don't speak the child's language, we can at least learn a few essential words and phrases, including and most especially the correct pronun
and practicing the true islam- and within the context of the united states, given the issues of slavery, given the issues of even- you know, if there's anything worse than slavery- the institutionalized racism that followed that up post-civil war, it's understandable that you would see this kind of need for self-esteem and empowerment. anyway, enough said on my end. we have a remarkable video piece. abdus salam was a dentist, joined the- with elijah muhammad in i think 1957, was there through everything, a friend of malcolm x, current friend of louis farrakhan, associate of wd mohammed. but when we ran across abdus salam, he just recently had begun to back away from the more exclusive attitudes within nation of islam, and he'd joined an al-fatihah mosque and was seeing islam in a much more inclusive way. nevertheless, he's very articulate in speaking about the early dynamics in the movement that called for a reinterpretation of islamic doctrine. and people say, "well, why islam? why not christianity?" well, as dr. salam so eloquently put it in another interview, you know, christianity was the
in tv) i am a united states senator. i have a question so serious that the safety of our nation may well depend on your answer. (john frankenheimer) the tv image was actually done by a television camera shooting him at the same time we shot the film camera. television plays an important part in that movie. politicians use television. the media is powerful. television bores right into your very existence. he made television virtually a character. if you remember the film, which was a long time ago, we all see them again and again through cassettes and so on, everything as being watched on television was a crude form of television monitoring. (charles champlin) but so much of the action existed on television screens. everyone remarked about it, its technological ingenious. my dear girl, have you noticed that the human race is divided into two distinct and irreconcilable groups? those who walk into rooms and automatically turn tv's on and those who walk into rooms and automatically turn 'em off. ♪ living color ♪ panoramic sound ♪ rca victor, the color tv ♪ that capture the picture
of a jewish state. but the lestin wanted their own state, too. after world war ii, the united nations proposed dividing palestine into a jewish state with slightly more than half the land, and a palestinian state with 45%. jerusalem and bethlehem were to have special status under united nations jurisdiction. in 1948, the pace quickened. at midnight on may 14, the british withdrew. so that was the end of the british mandate. upon their withdrawal, israel proclaimed statehood. narrator: the jews celebrated. but the arabs were two-thirds of the population and owned more than half the land. they rejected the plan and began fighting. in the war that followed, the jews prevailed, enlarging their territory, but only able to capture the western half of jerusalem. they made their first capital in tel aviv. jerusalem became a divided city. the boundary drawn between west and east jerusalem was called the "green line," and that's what highway number one is still called today. east jerusalem was then part of jordan, and it contained the jews' holiest sites, including their ancient temple, destroyed by the
. the united states is a very mythically vital country, and you can raise up certain issues that tear things down. probably one of the problems by the time this gets out, it'll probably be past - president clinton has is that for all the good he's done, he's violated certain mores that are part of the mythic drama that we're in here. so just the last graphic, and then i want to go to the one roll-in, and we'll have a little time to come back here. the last graphic kind of summarizes what we're looking at here that jamie brought up, which is history is about factual description of past peoples, places, and events. and my big question is: is history ever free from its mythic element? whatever is in the culture, is history ever completely detached from myth? it's always in there. anytime revisionists come back - helen brought up the women, the book with a woman relooking at buddhism - a woman goes back and looks at history with eyes of a woman and sees great leaders in there and it changes. african americans go back and look at american history, and all of a sudden, there's a different tone, a
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in 1996, it was the first packaged form of cooking greens in the united states. the idea all goes back to the 1970s when roy and his 2 partners were in the vegetable and lettuce business and saw the trend in the bagged salad market and wondered if there wasn't something else they could grow to distinguish themselves from the pack. >> after looking at some of the research, said there might be a market for this. so in 1995 was when we started to transition more of the ground to dedicated toward these leafy greens--the collards, mustards, turnips, kales. now--which was-- now we're up to about 17 different varieties, including organics. >> we're out here in a collard field. we grow collards year round here in california. it happens to be one of our biggest commodities for cooking greens. the crew out here today is hand-harvesting the various products. what they do is, they pull the outer leaves off, they bunch them, trim them, put them in the boxes, and we sell these to various grocery stories across the country. yeah. the leaves look really good. quality looks good. >> in addition to thos
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